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Nominations are now closed.

Each year, the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) asks members to nominate exceptional county employees, programs and collaborations for the association's annual awards. 

The awards are given in the following categories:

AMC President's Award
Each year, the outgoing AMC President selects an individual (or individuals) to receive this prestigious award that is given for exemplary leadership in public service.  No nominations are accepted for this award.

AMC Outstanding Service Award
Outstanding Service Awards
are presented to individuals who have exhibited exceptional leadership, innovation and/or participation in county government and the Association. 

AMC County Achievement Award
County Achievement Awards recognize valuable innovations and improvements in county government. 

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
The AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award recognizes a county’s leadership, innovation and excellence in protecting or improving their natural resources.  This award is presented by AMC and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award

The Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers' (MAPCED) Outstanding Economic Development Award  celebrates successful economic development efforts and partnerships that fulfill the MAPCED mission of fostering economic growth expanding tax base and enhancing quality of life in Minnesota counties. 

If you have any questions about AMC's annual awards, please contact:
Laurie Klupacs, Deputy Director, at 651-789-4329 or by email

2017 Award Recipients

AMC President's Award
Anoka County Commissioner

AMC Outstanding Service Award

Health, Human
Services Director

Goodhue County

Otter Tail County

AMC County Achievement Awards
"Design/Build Collaboration Phase II Project"
Anoka County and the University of Minnesota

"The Yellow Line Project"
Blue Earth County

"Healthy Pathways Program"
Brown, Dodge, Goodhue, Kanabec, Morrison, Sibley, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena and Waseca Counties

"Opioid Program"
Morrison County

"Children's Advocacy Center"
Redwood County

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
"Land Management Office 2014- Disaster Recovery Assistance Program"
Rock County

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award 
"Broadband Wireless Initiative"
Traverse County